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HIV & Disability Seminar – LSHTM held on 15th January (Presentations Added)

Updated: Presentations added.

This seminar opportunity to explore the nexus between HIV and disability.  Given the rising availability of ART, HIV is increasingly becoming a chronic illness even in low-income settings. Attention therefore needs to shift towards the longer term consequences of living with HIV and to optimising quality…

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ICED in the news: Research shows poor disabled children 10 times less likely to go to school than peers


LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Poor children with disabilities in developing nations are 10 times less likely to go to school than children without disabilities, and often suffer discrimination – leaving them less educated and in poorer health, according to a report released on Tuesday by children’s rights organisation Plan…

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New report on study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children. December 13th, 2013

Include us! A study of disability among Plan International’s sponsored children
This ground breaking report, produced in collaboration with Plan International, reveals that children with disabilities in low and middle income countries are being excluded from participation in education.

Based upon Plan’s dataset of 1.4 million sponsored…

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New manual on how to make eye care services inclusive and accessible (October 9 2013)

“Inclusion made easy in eye health programs. Disability inclusive practices for strengthening comprehensive eye care”
This new manual which is being launched by CBM tomorrow, World Sight Day, seeks to address two important questions facing all eye care personnel: “How to make eye care services accessible and inclusive for people…

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Call for abstracts now open – International Symposium: Evidence in Global Disability and Health

This symposium  seeks to bring together researchers, activists and practitioners to report and discuss new research findings and debate academic and policy issues related to Global Disability and Health. 

Date: February 22/23, 2014
Venue: Public Health Foundation of India, Hyderabad
Hosted by: Public Health Foundation of India with the…

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Apply now – Public Health Planning for Hearing Impairment short course, 25-29 Nov, South Africa

This short course aims to understand the magnitude and causes of hearing impairment and explore public health approaches for developing hearing health programmes in developing countries.

Date: 25-29 November 2013
Location: University of Cape Town, South Africa
Cost: R 1750.00

Find out more and download the application form…

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Publication of “Getting to Know Cerebral Palsy” manual

This new manual aims to increase knowledge and skills in caring for a child with cerebral palsy. Research carried out by ICED highlighted the significant needs of the caregivers, and how they can gain a huge amount of support from meeting with each other in an understanding environment.

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Special new issue of Community Eye Health Journal on “Disability and diversity”

Ways of thinking about and responding to disability have radically changed in recent decades. People with disabilities are entitled to respect and dignity, and should be treated fairly. Service providers must be flexible and willing to adapt environments and practices to accommodate different ways of working, communicating, or moving around…

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New Key Informant Method Resources Page Launched


A large research project undertaken by ICED in partnership with CBM International, the Child Sight Foundation (Bangladesh) and the Comprehensive Health and Education Forum (Pakistan), and funded by CBM Germany, has recently been completed.

The project, titled the “Key Informant Child Disability Project in Bangladesh and Pakistan”, is one of…

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Videocast of our recent seminar “Community volunteers and children with disabilities”

YouTube videocast of our recent Evening Seminar exploring the findings and recommendations from a four year CBM-funded project in Bangladesh and Pakistan to identify children with disabilities and connect them with appropriate rehabilitative services.

For more information on this study please contact Professor GV Murthy,…

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